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Newcastle Squad Now Surprisingly Strong

11:15 am, Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

The fact that we could field a second team that played so well lats Wednesday in London to beat Chelsea 4-3, shows the Newcastle squad is now so much stronger than it was at the turn of the year.

Mike Ashley – backing Chris Hughton in transfer market

In the last two transfer windows, while the club has spent only £9M up front, they have still been able to bring in 9 first team players, and all those lads were included in the 23 man squad named by Newcastle, for the Premier League games this season.

Newcastle have made some excellent deals, and are continuing to bring in top youngsters, as we saw in the last couple of days with the capture of Yven Moyo.

Ryan Taylor also believes Newcastle have significantly strengthened the squad without having to spend piles of money like some clubs like to do.

This is what Ryan Taylor told The Journal this morning:

“We haven’t spent the money Man City have but we’ve got enough bodies,” “We’re still waiting on big Sol (Campbell) to play in the first team in the league.”   “You can look at our squad on paper and there’s some ability there. But we’ve done it without spending too much money.”

“The season’s only young. It just depends on the character of the players. We’re lucky because we’ve got 25 people who’ve sort of got the same character. Everyone’s up for a laugh and everyone wants to keep the team spirit going.”  “There’s no egos, no one who walks around as though they’re the ones.”

“It’s a good place to be at the minute.”

It’s good to see Newcastle continuing to bring in top youngsters to the club, and we have to believe that will continue.

And in January, Newcastle may well bring in players who are available on good deals, but that may depend on how the club is placed in the league by the turn of the year.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sav // Sep 30, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Nice shot of Ashley’s wet armpit.

  • 2 komfort // Sep 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    just repeating a statement i made last year..

    i work with a bloke that is the double of fat chops ash.. just for sheer pleasure….every now & again i take my shoe off & bray him to within an inch of his life..

    …he understands.

  • 3 davis_toons // Sep 30, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    From this statement we know that Newcastle will improve further. We will be strong again one day.

    Once everyone got even more confidence and stay together as a unit and fight it on the field, it will come…

    “There’s no egos, no one who walks around as though they’re the ones.”

    “It’s a good place to be at the minute.”

  • 4 Turkish Magpie // Sep 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Vs Man City (a):

    —————————-Krul—————————

    –RTaylor—–Coloccini—–Williamson–Enrique
    —————————Tiote—————————
    —Arfa——————-Barton—————Jonas–
    —————————–Nolan————————
    —————————Carroll————————-

    Vs Wigan:

    ——————————Krul————————-

    –RTaylor—–Coloccini—–Williamson–Enrique

    –Routledge————–Barton————–Jonas-
    ——————————-Arfa———————–
    ——————-Carroll———-Lovenkrands——




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